Ello all, a player from PC usually playing on Singapore evening by the name Enfys Ellezard (for now). Recently, I’m getting bored of all the stomp fest so I have been doing a lot of random queue and leveling to understand each character and how to deal with them. Some I will even grind in PvE to get the mutator I feel is mandatory first. For my current PvP result, I’m sitting at 93 games won and 22 game loss overall. Combined with Beta and current play time, over 250 hours of my life have been wasted.
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This here is a tier list I made based on my opinions of each characters in Incursion-Overgrowth. In this tier list, the characters will be placed from top to bottom based on who gets more score from me. This tierlist is made under the assumption that the players know and perform most of the advanced trick while using a good loadout for the role that character performs in.
Date made: 15/5/2016
A+ Tier : Too strong to be in this game.
Although she was recently nerfed, Galilea Desecrate is still a braindead win button with the pull-silence to her stun. It doesn’t matter how bad the Galilea is. All she needs to do is pull you into an AoE and stun you or just stun you, pull and outright 100-0 you to win the game.
I had a few games where I know the enemy player is horribly bad based on their past performance and how much I stomp them but it doesn’t really matter because on Galilea, even after whiffing her shield 4 times in a row, the 5th shield that finally landed was a death sentence. As long as she maintain the title of “Press a few buttons and faceroll to outplay”, she will still be up here.
Hopefully the first major patch will introduce some weaknesses to her that aren’t completely removed with the 2 sup 1 bruiser/tank comp. Right now, there’s nothing you can do to a good 2 sup 1 gal comp abusers. You can’t even go after the supports without Galilea turning around, press a button, stop your attempt and just kill you.
A Tier: Very strong and might need to be toned down if they become stronger based on meta or other character changes.
As we all know, Miko is toned down but the survivability this mushroom has is still insane. Great damage, great heal and a skill floor that is below ground level, the Shroom is pretty much in almost every game as one of the most effective healers in the game. As you unlock the Mutator, the shroom can further boost the survivability to an insane level while also stacking the healing number that can be applied to Miko with the Helix 2 R.
If they wish to tone down Miko in the future beside just the heal number, move the +100% slow spore field to H4 L instead so you can’t just get the best slow in the game along with an option to make it a stun as well. Just Miko alone can make nearly every melee char in this game unplayable because of that spore field. Darn slow even lasts for nearly 2 seconds after leaving it without decaying.
The Noob Tube of this game. After level 2, that fire grenade becomes one of the strongest skills in the game. Just stick to wave clearing, drop a few bomb on enemies sometime and wait till 5 before you drop an ult on a good choke point or fight and win game. He’s just that strong with little downside because of how strong his Fire grenade and Air strike are.
I won’t be surprised at all if they tone down the fire grenade damage or the Air strike cooldown in the future. The char can literally win a teamfight with only two skills used and not fire a single bullet.
One of the strongest casters in the game at the moment. She is VERY RELIABLE to carry with. Great push, great damage, great survivability. This is one of the best ranged chars in the game.
Just don’t play her as a bow sniper, please. That kind of Thorn are so USELESS TO HAVE IN THE TEAM. Just blight the minions or enemies and quickly get to 5 and maybe get a Volley curse arrow if you’re too lazy to do a charge shot. Late game, just doing Blight volley Ult and you can 100-0 every squishies in the game with almost no room to fight back. THe ult alone does 1k damage late game if the opponent is cursed.
This is also one of the few range chars you can really run into the enemy team and still run out back to your base like nothing thanks to the double jump height and the quick melee backward propel. Her survivability is just that high.
Unlike the other character in the bracket, Marquis is extremely strong because of the stage. If you ever fight on the way to sentry 2, Marquis no longer become a threat. He really is just strong around Sentry #1 snipe area.
Until the major patch with the terrain change, Marquis can easily control a game and abuse the “Only my hat is visible” trick to win all snipe vs snipe contest against non Marquis. He’s also very slim and is annoying to hit compared to other snipers like Toby who can be extremely vulnerable. When picking a comp, if you’re not playing as a team that can rush and destroy the Marquis comp, you will want to play something that can get in Marquis’ face and destroy him. If your team doesn’t have that, it’s going to be a nightmare to play that match.
If the stage fix really kills his abusive tricks, Marquis as a character might be moved down to B tier at best. I still wish they tone down his AS though cause he’s annoying as hell when I’m not picking characters to destroy him.
A- Tier: Strong but in a rather fair place because of the difficulty gate though they might be toned down later.
One of my favourite picks and one of the best hard carries in the game at the moment because he can not only control the enemy players but also the environment and the shard with his ridiculous movement. A good Benedict will single handedly rekt and destroy the enemy team after he gets through that level 4 or 6 barrier. However, before you break through that barrier, he is on a weaker side of the game and that can be somewhat exploited.
Also, Marquis is one of the most picked chars at the moment. The darn sniper robot really make Benedict’s early game life hell and can force a win before the Benedict even reach level 4. However, if you can get through that, you will stomp all over Marquis. This does require a considerable amount of skill to be able to pull off so it’s not surprising to see a lot of Benedict failing but hey, that’s why he’s an advanced character.
The hardest support in the game comes with the highest carry potential. Insane shield, anti Marquis abuse, highest support damage, highest utility. This guy has EVERYTHING. Sadly, he also comes with a few weakness because of his big hitbox and that he does need a few helix before he can get going (Rift network and snipe mutator). He’s also one of the few characters that can kill Galilea.
Gearbox already knows about this though and are about to tone him down slightly.
The digital warrior was toned down on his survivability and much tear were had. One of the biggest misunderstandings this char has is that “He is a tank!” all because of that one tag in the character profile.
This guy is a “walking turret of death” with very little room to punish. He has one of the best escape in the game (stun dash, unblockable by enemies and can go up terrain) and a bunch of tools for survivability. (Shield, Rotating ward with deflect and of course, overcharge ult gives more shield). His slow and additional damage mutator on charged attack also makes it extremely annoying to get to him or run away as he snipe you to death with ease thanks to the slow.
As long as you abuse his turret form and his survivability to play him as a “walking turret of death” instead of a front line tank, you will carry hard with him. Like, really hard. If you see him, you must push as much advantages as possible pre-5 before he gets that ult and become one of the strongest hard carries to deal with in the game. If he ever ults, send someone to cc and stop him.
B+ Tier: Strong and somewhat in the right place at the moment though they have a chance of moving up if the higher tier characters get nerfed.
“Oh no she was liquidiated” cried the forum after the nerfs. Ambra may no longer be a “braindead hold beam and look at people to kill them” anymore but she’s still one heck of a support although a very difficult one to play.
For a support, she is extremely versatile, like, extremely. Sadly, most of her stuffs are actually locked behind mutator wall. Once you unlock her fire bolt and “Heal sunspot” mutator, Ambra can easily compete with the top supports or even outperform.
Out of all the supports, Ambra is my 2nd choice to pick (Kleese being the first choice) to carry game with. With those mutator and her legendary unlocked, she can easily shift into a damager with great healing potential. If it weren’t for the helix rank gate (level 7 for Fire bolt) and the legendary gate, she would be A- tier on my list.
Best stun in the game with good scaling and good damage. Kelvin is a strong char even if you’re a solo melee tank with no healer. If you leave him to chomp some minions, he will be insanely hard to take down late game.
However, for being a late game monster, his early weakness is something most players can easily punish. He also doesn’t spike at level 5 either because he gets an ice wall ult, not a damaging ult. Kelvin also isn’t that great for the 2 sup 1 carry kind of comp because he really can’t protect the supports that well after his stun is on CD.
Fortunately, the invul-stun is extremely strong on matter how you look at it and combined with a few early mutators, allow him to be a huge threat in the game right at the beginning of the match.
This guy just feels so bad but once you unlock his mutator, he becomes a total beast. One of the stronger late-game type char, Attikus has one of the most game changing ability in the game, his ult. He’s one of the better char to use the 2 sup 1 carry comp with as you just watch him wrekt face.
If it weren’t for the early level weaknesses and how much item + helix he needed to start destroying with him, he would be A- tier.
B tier: Strong with a fair amount of strong points and weakness.
When you can stop comparing Phoebe to the CTT version and start learning her the way she currently is, Phoebe is actually a very strong character with one of the highest kill potential in the game.
Most of her is sadly locked behind the mutator wall. However, when you unlock those, Phoebe becomes a monster.
Crosscut (H3 Mut): +150% true strike damage if you land the finisher hit on an enemy
Blade sweep (H5 Mut) : Add a sweep attack to true strike. This sweep also deals more damage than the first hit.
Cont Plan (H6 Mut): Phasegate CD is reset if Phoebe shield is broken.
These 3 combined makes Phoebe a nightmare for enemies to deal with.
At level 5 with Cross cut and Blade sweep, just landing the two empowered True strike can easily deal 500 damage. Also, the true strike sweep counts for the first 2 hit on her 4 hit attack chain. You can do True strike Sweep Attack Attack to proc silence mark and the bonus damage. You can easily kill all squishies in 2-3 combos. This true strike thing also gives you a tool to deal with quick melee knock as well so if you time and go in with the 4th stab, you can do the true strike for 500 damage right away.
At level 6 with Cont Plan, she can now go in, drop ult, kill someone and teleport out. Best part is that this isn’t even on the same tier as the + phase gate range tier.
Most people think Mellka are bad especially when you play her as a straightforward DPS type. However, Mellka is one of the most annoying hit-and-run character ever to deal with. She also has one of the best mobility in the game. You can do a 3.5 jump with her without any mutator if you get the “Propel backward on melee hit”
In the current popular “Marquis and the melee carry with sup” comp, Mellka is one of the best char to try and deal with it. Although she won’t kill people right away, she can keep coming back and annoy the crap out of Marquis or even finish him off if he’s below a certain point. Against the melee, she’s almost impossible to catch and kill without abusing something like Galilea. Although not as much as Benedict, Mellka can also do Shard control (because she can hop on the Thrall cliff and steal shard).
It’s because she takes all the way to level 8 before her damage spike though which is why she’s only at B tier instead of B+.
An extremely strong sniper in the game at the moment with a lot of utility and decent mobility if you can control his charger.
When you get his stun upgrade, he also becomes very scary to fight head on especially in the current CC-chain dominating meta. Just getting hit by that stun alone though can easily take away 60-70% of your squishy health anyway and if you think Shield stun is easy to land, the arc mine is even faster. Sadly, he doesn’t have a pull to force a hit though.
What’s preventing him from dominating the game atm is Marquis abusing the “Only my hat” trick to win all snipe war against Toby and later, kill him because of his body size. When that is fixed, Toby will go up.
I played a few game on them with Random pick and they’re really strong when played as an assassin. The damage is huge if you stealth in and kill someone. Pull them back in they try to run or even become a part of the CC-chain meta later on.
The large size is annoying to deal with though and even with the constant overshield and the huge shield + health pool, S&A are still quite easy to kill and it’s not like they can make much of a game-changing play and with the 2 sup 1 carry at the moment, it’s hard to kill someone with this level of DPS once Aurox is shut down. If you already use the skill to engage, chances are, you won’t have any to escape with and that’s where the enemies will punish you and kill you.
I would rate Reyna higher especially in the 2 sup comp because she is one of the best char in the game in a 2 sup comp. She just scales so well, fulfilling her duty as the “savior” who prevents all assassination attempt from going through with that insane burst heal+shield.
However, that doesn’t change the fact that Reyna is also the worst choice for a solo support. She has too many early weaknesses that can easily be exploited and until 4, she can’t even heal or shield constantly. Because she’s often the bad choices most of the time, she’s in this B tier. Very strong but not to the point you will pick her every game when the team needs a support. You will do better with Miko -> Ambra -> Kleese unless it’s a 2 sup comp.
B- Tier: Strong but have a bit too much weaknesses or or a playstyle too easily predicted. You will need a lot of skills to cover the weaknesses.
Man, I love Orendi, really. She was one of my go-to carry during beta but because of that, I’m also used to her weaknesses.
Her spells can be dodged and her early game REALLY SUCK. Before you get 5, you’re stuck on minion clearing duty because anyone good will dodge your stuffs easily because of the big indicator. When you get your ult though, you become a completely different char to deal with who can easily kill a person for not paying attention to the health bar carefully.
But while her ult is on cool down, she’s really not much of a threat compared to say, Thorn who can 100-0 as well and still be a threat while the ult is down.
Some of you may hate me on this one because “Er mah gerd Rath so Opeeeee he knock to spin and I die”
He’s a one trick pony. Pubstomp is all he does. What else will you do while Rath ult is on CD? All you’re stuck doing in knock someone up and then be useless. The damage, while fast, is average at best. He’s extremely squishy and won’t be able to survive anything without the life steal constantly healing him. If he gets CC’d or his ult interrupted, the teamfight is pretty much a loss for the Rath’s side.
But of course, because he’s a one-trick pony, he’s also extremely easy to do well with and that’s why he’s up here instead of C+. Against a team of good players, you might be able to deal a good amount of damage with the knock up CC chain especially with the silence attached and already reach the peak of performance with him. However, against a bunch of inexperienced baddies, just go ham and enjoy goign 20-3.
Ghalt has one of the highest per-shot damage especially with H7 R 2 shots per fire helix. However, he’s extremely inconsistent and I have seen many times where his bullets whiff for no reason if you go the H3 L snipe route to force full damage on nearly every shot. It even whiffs on stunned opponents and minions too.
With his unreliable damage on his gun, it also sucks that his ult is horrible. At 5, it does give him some damage but above that, you lose DPS for using it. It doesn’t deal anywhere near the damage stacked tactical shell normal attack and has very annoying large crosshair spread and damage drop off issues.
So if you want to do well with Ghalt, you’re stuck doing Chain-and-stun duty. This also makes him a one-trick pony, sadly. When you’re used to dealing with Ghalt, you will just shoot the surrounding area he’s at first just to deactivate his trap. Still, a good chain will win game and you can easily snowball off the early game with a few good hook. Howeverm if you don’t, prepare for a harsh late game.
What do you with Montana? You fire the minigun. You toggle the ice mode to do more stuffs with minigun.
And then you rush in with the dash to a knock up to an ult knock up.
And that’s it. That’s all Montana does. He doesn’t offer much more than this sadly. If you don’t have a pocket healer comp, you’re kinda screwed. With so many people doing sniper comp, Montana needs all the healing he can get or he just get destroyed.
If the enemies are prepared for the knock up, you won’t get more than one people at best. My team is already used to spreading out and destroy the supports hiding behind him.
So unless we suddenly start seeing less snipers in the future, this guy can’t even leave the base entrance without suddenly losing 1000 hp. He’s a great char to pubstomp with though if the enemies refuse to flank and kill his supports first while he’s under the effect of that ult damage reduction buff. Man, that thing takes so long to cast if you have a CC, just use it right after his Lumberjack knock up and interrupt it so you can laugh at him and destroy his team.
A lot of people like this guy because of how great he scales but that’s the issue with him. He has to scale or he will be weaker than other chars. His stun is very conditional/annoying to use well because you will want to go for a 2-man knock to collide stun if possible and the tier to talent it into an easier knock up one is one the same as the rage trigger one.
He also doesn’t do much until level 5 because of his low attack speed and meh damage. However, once you reach that level 5 where you get the rune ult, he becomes so much stronger especilaly in the 2 sup 1 carry comp. Sadly, he’s really bad at defending the supports though. His CC can’t even be used reliably to protect his supports. He’s also a rather small char compared to all the other tanks/bruisers so he won’t be soaking bullets for the team.
However, if you do get to that late game with him, congratulation, he scales so well like Kelvin and will likely be destroying the enemy team by himself. But until then, you’re going to have to deal with all the weaknesses the enemy will exploit. It’s not the enemy team will go “OH ■■■■ IT’S BOLDUR WATCH OUT!” because at least with Kelvin, enemy will have to be aware of a stun that can easily be applied on the whole team.
C+ Tier: They’re great but too many weaknesses or easy option to counter them and they can’t do anything about it. Need a few help to carry the game with.
I love this guy and his recall animation. I unlocked most of his mutator and stomped a few games with him. Sadly, an aimbot put a dent on his record even with going 9-2 in the early game with him :C
Anyway, El Dragon is hilarious strong because this dude can really go ham and rekt. That knock up to En Fuego to a stun can easily allow you to 100-0 any squishy easily in that CC chain and maybe even wipe a team if you catch a lot of people in it. He has one of the highest DPS in the game while En Fuego is up and can be quite tanky with a few item and helix choices.
But those are not enough. El Dragon is completely countered by the current top picks like Miko who can easily just throw a stun on him because of his big body and laugh as he can no longer attack after the stun thanks to the super strong slow field. Even if you do land a knock up first, the En Fuego and Dragon splash cast animation take too long to be used right afterward. He’s also one of the easiest char to just hit and destroy because again, his body is way too big for that health pool.
His clothline knock up, while really strong, can be a pain to use… Sometime, it pushes forward really far outside the knock up range. Sometime, it pushes slightly to the side making it easy to chain to a knock up. It’s quite unreliable to use.
There’s also the issue with him doing Dragon Splash but finding no room to land so he just bounce on the enemy head for quite a while because of his body size, giving the enemy easy to room to hit him. This guy is either “Super fed and carry” or “Super starved and losing”
“LELELE infinite juggle”
Yes, Deande uppercut juggle is extremely strong but this char can’t even be play as an assassin properly if you’re hitting anyone above 800 hp. She’s extremely slow probably because of that dress. Her ult has a long cast time. Her burst dash is unreliable without the AoE upgrade. Her clone is extremely easy to tell (huge damage on hit) and has a very simple AI.
Without the juggle, she can’t do much at all. When you pick an assassin, you want someone to make quick work and leave, not juggle them for nearly 9 seconds so they can get help. In case you’re getting juggled, quick melee her and sprint. Deande has one of the slowest movement speed and get outrun by nearly every character in the game.
So for a few good point as a super high survivability and CC assassin, she fails on every other basic assassin traits. If they ever remove Uppercut or nerf it, she’s gonna need like 5-6 compensation buff to the other part of her number and kit.
So you’re a char who is always mobile.
But unless the enemy team are all nearly dead, you won’t kill anyone because his damage is SO BAD. He’s just extremely annoying to deal with but once you are used to the flash blind and remembering where to go to save yourself based on the awareness of your surronding before you are blinded, he loses his only real good point.
So yeah, he’s just a fly who will do Shard control and run away for the team but that’s pretty much it. You still rely so much on your teammate to be able to carry the game which is even harder in a 2 sup comp because they just heal or burst save someone you try to kill and you have no choice but to back off completely. If you thought Mellka damage was low, this guy had way below that.
C Tier: Really bad character. Sure you devote a lot of time to try and do well with him but he still gets overshadowed by the higher tier characters and lacked in-game impact to carry with.
You probably expect me to put him lower, and I would if it weren’t for his Mutators. If you don’t have any of his mutators unlocked, he’s in his own tier that no one wants to be with.
Anyway, to quote someone that did well with Foxtrot in a few games I’ve seen.
“A crappy char without any mutator. A below average char with all mutators”
This guy doesn’t feel impactful no matter what he does. His grenade isn’t a big KABOOM like Oscar. His ult is just constant stream of damage and has no real visual impact to support it like say, ISIC who is big and you can see all his guns from afar. His mobility is good but it is so gated behind the helix and has a much longer cooldown that most because you have to waste a lot of charges sometime.
In the current state of the game, AoE + CC just win the fight so for a char to go 100% single target sustain fire, of course he’s gonna be awful when compared to the other characters. You have to take a lot more effort to do well with him when you can just drop a few grenades on Oscar and win or just press 3 buttons on Thorn and 100-0 the person while also damaging everyone around?
Feel free to argue and discuss.